Feature Support Document

Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 6.2

For use with Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 6.2

Edition 3

Misha Husnain Ali

Red Hat Engineering Content Services


Details JBoss Data Grid feature support and technology preview status information.


Chapter 1. Introduction

This document clarifies some important information related to features and support for Red Hat JBoss Data Grid, such as:
  • The two JBoss Data Grid Usage Modes
  • Supported JBoss Data Grid features
  • JBoss Data Grid features that are limited to a technology preview.

1.1. About Usage Modes

Red Hat JBoss Data Grid offers two usage modes:
  • Remote Client-Server mode
  • Library mode
Remote Client-Server mode, which provides a managed, distributed and clusterable data grid server. Applications can remotely access the data grid server using Hot Rod, memcached or REST client APIs. Remote Client-Server mode is supported in JBoss Data Grid.
Library mode allows the user to build and deploy a custom runtime environment. The Library usage mode hosts a single data grid node in the applications process, with remote access to nodes hosted in other JVMs. Tested containers for JBoss Data Grid 6 Library mode includes JBoss Enterprise Web Server 2.0 and JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6. Library mode is supported in JBoss Data Grid.

1.2. Features and Usage Modes

The following table presents a list of features and indicates the usage mode for each feature. Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 6.2.0 includes full support for both Remote Client-Server mode and Library mode.

Table 1.1. JBoss Data Grid Features

Feature Remote Client-Server Mode (Supported) Library Mode (Supported)
File Cache Store and Loading
JDBC Cache Store and Loading
LevelDB Cache Store and loading
Cache Passivation
Remote Cache Store
Cluster cache store
Asynchronous Store
Cluster configuration using UDP
Cluster configuration using TCP
Mortal and Immortal Data
Eviction Strategy
Unscheduled Write-Behind Cache store
Write-Through Cache Store
Clustering Mode (local)
Clustering Mode (replicated)
Clustering Mode (invalidation)
Clustering Mode (distribution)
L1 Caching
Asynchronous Clustering Modes
Management using JMX
Cross-Datacenter Replication
JBoss Operations Network (JON) Integration and Plugin
Asymmetric Cluster
Data compatibility between Client-server and Library modes
Command Line Interface (CLI)
Connection Pooling with JDBC cache stores
REST Interface
Memcached Interface
Java Hot Rod client
C++ Hot Rod Client
Data compatibility between Client-server protocols
Data compatibility between Java and C++ Hot Rod clients
Rolling Upgrades for Hot Rod cluster
Rolling Upgrades for REST Clusters
Authentication and Encryption over Hot Rod (Java client)
Lazy Deserialization
Asynchronous API
Using the infinispan.xml file in conjunction with APIs
Custom Interceptors
Listeners and Notifications for cache manager and cache events
Synchronous and Asynchronous Notifications
Per Invocation Flags
Grouping API
Java Transactional API (JTA) Support and Configuration
Java Transactional API (JTA) Deadlock Detection
Transaction Recovery
Transaction and Batching
Key Affinity
Distributed Execution Framework with Map/Reduce
Querying (via Lucene-based APIs)

1.3. Technology Preview Features

The following feature is included in Red Hat JBoss Data Grid 6.2 as a technology preview only:
  • Remote Querying from Hot Rod Java Client (and use of the new Domain-specific language)


Technology Preview features are not supported with Red Hat production service level agreements (SLAs), may not be functionally complete, and are not recommended to be used for production. These features provide early access to upcoming product features, enabling customers to test functionality and provide feedback during the development process.

Appendix A. Revision History

Revision History
Revision 6.2.0-2Tue Jan 14 2014Misha Husnain Ali
Final version for release.
Revision 6.2.0-1Fri Dec 20 2013Mandar Joshi
BZ-1036973: Updated table in topic "Features and Usage Modes" and implemented other feedback.
Revision 6.2.0-0Wed Dec 04 2013Misha Husnain Ali
Implemented changes to table of features.

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